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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 21.233

Definitions for Subpart 21.J

                   In this Subpart:

"accountable manager " , for an approved design organisation, means the individual, appointed by the organisation, who is responsible for:

                     (a)  ensuring that the organisation complies with its exposition and design assurance system and these Regulations; and

                     (b)  ensuring that the organisation is able to finance the carrying out of the design activities stated in its approval certificate; and

                     (c)  ensuring that the organisation has adequate resources available to enable the organisation to carry out design activities in accordance with its exposition and design assurance system.

"advice activity " means giving advice under regulation 21.007A.

"approval activity " means any of the following:

                    (aa)  approving an aircraft flight manual under regulation 21.006;

                     (a)  approving a change to an aircraft flight manual under regulation 21.006A;

                     (b)  approving a defect in an Australian aircraft as a permissible unserviceability under regulation 21.007;

                     (c)  approving technical data under regulation 21.009;

                     (d)  approving a minor change in a type design under regulation 21.095;

                     (e)  approving a major change in a type design under regulation 21.098;

                    (ea)  varying a supplemental type certificate under regulation 21.120B;

                      (f)  approving the design of a Class II or Class III product under regulation 21.132A;

                     (g)  approving a material, part, process or appliance under regulation 21.305A;

                     (h)  granting a modification/repair design approval under regulation 21.437;

                      (i)  approving an imported aircraft engine or propeller under regulation 21.500A;

                      (j)  approving an imported material, part or appliance under regulation 21.502A;

                     (k)  under regulation 11.067, imposing a condition on, or varying a condition of, an approval mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (j);

                      (l)  under Subpart 11.D, varying an approval mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (j).

"approval certificate " , for an approved design organisation, means the certificate issued to the organisation under regulation 21.245.

"carries out a design activity " : an approved design organisation carries out a design activity if the activity is carried out on the organisation's behalf by:

                     (a)  an employee of the organisation; or

                     (b)  a subcontractor of the organisation.

"certification activity " means any of the following:

                     (a)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.013A(3) that an applicant for a type certificate meets a criterion for entitlement to the certificate, other than the requirement under paragraph 21.021(b) that any airworthiness provisions not complied with are compensated for by factors that provide an equivalent level of safety;

                     (b)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.095(5) that a type design, as modified by a minor change, would meet a requirement of this Part;

                     (c)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.098(3) that an applicant meets a requirement mentioned in subregulation 21.098(1);

                     (d)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.115(3) that an altered aircraft, aircraft engine or propeller meets:

                              (i)  an applicable airworthiness requirement mentioned in subparagraph 21.115(1)(a)(i); or

                             (ii)  the requirement mentioned in paragraph 21.115(1)(b);

                   (da)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.120B(6) that an altered aircraft, aircraft engine or propeller meets:

                              (i)  an applicable airworthiness requirement mentioned in subparagraph 21.120B(3)(a)(i); or

                             (ii)  the requirement mentioned in paragraph 21.120B(3)(b);

                     (e)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.132A(6) that the design of a Class II or Class III product meets the applicable airworthiness standards for the product;

                      (f)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.303(4C) that a design for a part meets the airworthiness requirements of these Regulations applicable to the aircraft, aircraft engine or propeller on which the part is to be installed;

                     (g)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.420(5) that a design complies with the applicable airworthiness requirements for the design;

                     (h)  certifying to CASA under subregulation 21.605(7) that a design for an article complies with the applicable ATSO, ETSO or TSO for the article, including any deviations approved under regulation 21.609;

                      (i)  conducting or observing any tests or inspections for the purpose of a certification mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (h).

"design activity " means any of the following:

                     (a)  an advice activity;

                     (b)  an approval activity;

                     (c)  a certification activity;

                     (d)  an experimental certificate activity.

"design assurance system " , for an approved design organisation, means the system described in the organisation's design assurance system manual.

"design assurance system manual " , for an approved design organisation, means:

                     (a)  the manual approved by CASA under paragraph 21.243(7)(b) in relation to the organisation; and

                     (b)  if a change to the manual is approved under regulation 21.253 or 21.255--the manual as changed; and

                     (c)  if the manual is changed under regulation 21.256--the manual as changed.

"design responsibility " , for an approved design organisation, means responsibility to the accountable manager for ensuring that the organisation complies with its exposition and design assurance system manual and these Regulations in carrying out design activities.

"experimental certificate activity " means any of the following:

                     (a)  issuing an experimental certificate under regulation 21.195A;

                     (b)  under regulation 11.067, imposing a condition on, or varying a condition of, an experimental certificate;

                     (c)  under Subpart 11.D, varying an experimental certificate;

                     (d)  asking the holder of an experimental certificate, under subregulation 21.195B(3), to make the certificate available for inspection;

                     (e)  asking the holder of an experimental certificate, under subregulation 21.195B(8), to surrender the certificate.

"exposition " , for an approved design organisation, means:

                     (a)  the document approved by CASA under paragraph 21.243(7)(a) in relation to the organisation; and

                     (b)  if a change to the document is approved under regulation 21.253 or 21.255--the document as changed; and

                     (c)  if the document is changed under regulation 21.259 or 21.261--the document as changed.

"head of design " , for an approved design organisation, means the individual, appointed by the organisation, who has design responsibility for the organisation.

"subcontractor " , in relation to an approved design organisation, means a person who:

                     (a)  is a party to a written contract with the organisation to carry out a design activity, or part of a design activity, on behalf of the organisation; and

                     (b)  is not an employee of the organisation.



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